Zyppy-96 Plasmid MagBead Kit

Pellet-free, high-quality plasmid DNA in only 8 minutes


  • Pellet-Free: Rapid direct lysis procedure omits cell-pelleting and resuspension steps
  • High Quality: Ready for PCR, sequencing, cloning, and transfection
  • Ideal for Synthetic Biology: Fastest, high-throughput automated method for preparing high-quality plasmid DNA.


The Zyppy-96 Plasmid MagBead Miniprep is the fastest high-throughput (96-well), Pellet-Free plasmid DNA kit available for efficient isolation of plasmid DNA from E. coli. This plasmid DNA kit features a modified alkaline lysis system that bypasses tedious centrifugation, pelleting, and re-suspension steps common to conventional procedures. Instead, the uniquely formulated Deep Blue Lysis Buffer is added directly to bacterial cultures in a 96-well block. Buffer neutralization and lysate separation steps are expedited using a specially designed Neutralization Buffer. Plasmid DNA is then purified using the featured magnetic bead based technology. This straightforward procedure is compatible for either automated or manual processing. Eluted plasmid DNA is of the highest quality, endotoxin-free, and is well suited for use in restriction endonuclease digestion, DNA ligation, PCR, transcription, sequencing, and other sensitive downstream applications including transfection. An overview of the purification procedure is shown below.

Technical Specifications

Applicable For Ligation, sequencing, restriction endonuclease digestion, in vitro transcription, and other sensitive applications requiring pure DNA.
Elution Volume ≥ 30 µl
Equipment Magnetic Stand, Heating Element, or Liquid Handler
Processing Time 60 min
Purity Typical Abs 260/280 ≥1.8.
Size Range Up to 25 kb
Yield Up to 5 µg per preparation, depending on the plasmid copy number, culture growth conditions, and strain of E. Coli processed.

Product FAQ

Q1: What is the composition of the Zyppy Elution buffer?

Q2: Can the purified plasmid be transfected into eukaryotic cell lines?

Q3: Can the Zyppy Plasmid kits be used to isolate large constructs (BAC/PAC)?

Q4: What are the endotoxin levels in plasmid DNA isolated with the Zyppy Kits?

Q5: I ran out of Zyppy Wash Buffer. Can I substitute it with a homemade solution or Wash Buffer from another kit?



“The speed I was doing a side by side comparison with Invitrogen and it is really nice to go from culture to plasmid DNA in less than 15 min.  Also the precipitate was really solid, no floaties, so it was very easy to pipet off the supernatant.”

– Rebecca N.

“It performs just as well as the Qiagen mini-prep kit (the accepted lab-standard).  The kit was very easy to follow and the resultant DNA was compatible with our complex downstream procedures.”

– Richard F.

“The results gave what they promised!  Clean DNA.”>/em<

– Pamela R (UT Medicine San Antonio)

The speed of sample processing obviously. I did 18 samples in one run, it was very easy to perform physically and psychologically :). I like that your plastic ware is much better designed than Qiagen’s plastic ware. For example it seems to be taller and holds the wash liquids in much better. I also tested a Qiagen kit in parallel with yours and the plasmid yield was significantly better. For routine plasmid preps that we do in our lab, its works great. The price is great too.

– Maria Volnoukhin (Simon Fraser University)

“The kit gives a very good yield of plasmid DNA of up to 12 kb in size. I like the fact that procedure can be modified  for purification of plasmid DNA from up to 3 ml of bacterial culture.”

– Vladimir B (Touro University Nevada)

“It’s so FAST!  And it works!! I can’t think of a way to improve this product.  My big problem with it is that it is SO fast that I don’t have time to label my tubes!”

– Anita F. (Fairfield University)

“Simple procedure was easy to follow, high yield. Blue/yellow color visualization. In spite of all the advantages of above, it is inexpensive!!!”

– Hyejin Y. (Washington University School of Medicine.)

“Fast, efficient purification, good with elution of concentrated DNA thanks to a different spin column design, fewer buffers and fewer steps than in other minprep protocols, all buffers prepared and ready to use straight out of the package, good price. Please don’t change anything, the kit works great.”

– Sebastian K (Lund University)

“Performed side-by-side preparations of single culture split into two, using the Zyppy and a leading competitor’s miniprep kit. The Zyppy kit saved me ~25 minutes and returned plasmid of better 260/280.”

– Greg G. (North Carolina State University)

“The quality of the DNA is very good. Sequencing reads are generally beautiful.”

– Magdalena B. (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

Kit Components

Zyppy-96 Plasmid MagBead Kit


Cat # Name Size
D4100 Zyppy-96 Plasmid MagBead Kit 2 x 96 Preps.
D4101 Zyppy-96 Plasmid MagBead Kit 4 x 96 Preps.
D4102 Zyppy-96 Plasmid MagBead Kit 8 x 96 Preps.